Riverfront beer gardens and cafes, parties and amusement parks… Düsseldorf's attractions are varied and displayed with pride by its inhabitants. In this city, located in western Germany, on the banks of the river Rhine, you will be warmly welcomed by the locals, who represent the friendly Rhenish essence.
Come to the Altstadt (old town) to see the main charms of Düsseldorf. Visit the longest bar in the world and a selection of 250 local and restaurants that line the streets of the old town, where you can taste an Altbier, a black beer brewed in Düsseldorf. Discover a little of the history of cinema at the Museum of Cinema. Visit the Rathaus (town hall), a building dating from the late sixteenth century. Close to this, shopping lovers can enjoy the trendy shops of the Königsallee boulevard.
Düsseldorf has a wide range of outdoor activities. Relax by walking on the pedestrian promenade of the Rhine. Sit in a café on the waterfront and watch the sun set behind the western bank of the River Rhine. Visit the Hofgarten, one of the oldest public parks in Germany. During the summer months, you can enjoy free jazz concerts, big bands, and orchestras.
do not stop visit Düsseldorf-Hafen, a modernized port that hosts award-winning restaurants, as well as some of the most outstanding architectural examples of Düsseldorf. Admire the asymmetrical buildings Der Neue Zollhof, designed by the famous architect Frank O. Gehry. Enjoy panoramic views of the city from the top of the Tower of the Rhine. If the architecture is not what you are most interested in, you can also enjoy the views of the river or simply try a curried sausage in the restaurant Berens am Kai, winner of a Michelin star.
Düsseldorf pays special attention to its cultural activities. On Japan Day, you can entertain yourself by watching martial arts exhibitions and listening to live music at a festival that takes place in May or June and that pays homage to the culture of the largest Japanese community in Germany. Participate in the Rhineland carnival celebrations, which run from November to Ash Wednesday. Younger visitors will have a great time at the attractions of the Rheinkirmes, the largest amusement park on the banks of the Rhine.
The streets of the city center are flat, making it easy to get around on foot, although if you do not feel like walking, Düsseldorf also has a very efficient public transport system. Buses, trams and the metro will take you to most of the places you want to visit. Rent a car if you want to explore areas of the outskirts of the city.
Where to sleep in Düsseldorf
If you still do not know which hotel to stay during your trip to Düsseldorf, browse the different websites, where you can choose between nothing more and nothing less than 169 hotels and other types of accommodation in this fascinating destination.
If you are interested in booking accommodation that guarantees excellent services and facilities, check out THE RED, located at Hubertusstraße 1, and Breidenbacher Hof, a Capella Hotel, which is located at Königsallee 11. DJH City Hostel and Gästehaus Grupello are two others. interesting options that you could consult on the different websites.